When Shall These Things Be?

Part 15 – You Can Do Something!

Mathew 25:14-30 — Our lives have changed fairly drastically over the last couple of weeks and we’re all still adjusting. We’re still figuring out what to and perhaps we feel like we can’t do anything. We can’t gather for worship and we can’t minster to our brothers and sisters in Christ like we have for years and…

Part 14 – The Bridesmaids Who Had To Wait

Matthew 25:1-13 — In our study through Jesus’ Olivet Discourse we come to the Parable of the Wise and Foolish Virgins. The story has to do with a wedding procession through the streets to the bride’s house where the wedding banquet was held. Ten virgins (the bridesmaids) were waiting for the bridegroom to come so they…

Part 13 – Be Ready!

Matthew 24:43-51 — “Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh.” As we continue our study through the Olivet Discourse we come to the Parable of the Wise and Foolish Servants. We consider why the wise servant was wise, and why the foolish servant was foolish…

Part 12 – Unknown & Unprepared

Matthew 24:36-42 — “But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.” No one knows when Christ will return and sadly, most will not be ready. These are the key themes in this next section of Jesus’ famous Olivet Discourse. Jesus likens the days before His…

Part 11 – This Generation Shall Not Pass

Matthew 24:32-35 — In the first part of the Olivet Discourse, Jesus gives an outline of future events culminating in His Second Coming. He then makes application to His disciples and to us. He talks about how we ought to live in light of what He’s just set out.  Jesus begins this new section with the…

Part 10 – They All Shall See Him

Matthew 24:29-31 — “Then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.” As we continue our study through the Olivet Discourse, we come…

Part 9 – Don’t Believe It!

Matthew 24:23-28 — “Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not…” The time immediately preceding the return of Christ will be characterised by great deception. There will be false Christs and false prophets who will perform great signs and wonders and thereby deceive many. There will also be…

Part 8 – Run For Your Lives

Matthew 24:15-22 — “Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains…” As we continue our study of the Olivet Discourse we come to an urgent exhortation. When the abomination of desolation is set up in the holy place, Jesus tells those living in Judaea to run for their lives. He paints a bleak and…

Part 7 – The Abomination Of Desolation

Matthew 24:15 — “When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place…” As Jesus describes the signs that will precede His Second Coming, He mentions something the prophet Daniel had written about — something He calls “the abomination of desolation.” What is this rather ominous sounding event?…

Part 6 – Persecution & Grace

Matthew 24:9-14 — “Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake…” Today, there are many places around the world where followers of Jesus are persecuted. There are other places where freedom of religion is maintained but the Christian…